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- Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:52 GMT
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
- RBS reserves £400m for currency probe
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:27 GMT
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
- BA owner upgrades profit forecast
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:20 GMT
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
- Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:22 GMT
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
- US police killing suspect captured
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:50 GMT
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
- Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:18 GMT
The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.
- Hammer robber steals mayor's chains
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:19:02 GMT
A hammer-wielding robber takes the ceremonial chains of the mayor of Bury in a violent attack.
- Police boss in gross misconduct probe
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:15:31 GMT
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.